F1's brutal nature laid bare by Williams's plight

F1's brutal nature laid bare by Williams's plight

Williams's efforts to hastily build its car were - understandably - overlooked because it missed the first two days of testing. It found out the hard way that anything less than perfection can quickly be exposed as a major weakness in F1

Like time and tide, Formula 1 waits for no-one. Williams found this out the hard way earlier this week when delays to the build of its FW42 left it facing a battle to get the car out to Barcelona for the beginning of pre-season testing.

Eventually, after a mammoth effort in the race bays at Grove, a dash to Birmingham airport, a flight to Girona on an Antonov AN-26B that got in at 2.15am, and then a 4am arrival at the circuit, George Russell was finally able to hit the track on Wednesday afternoon.

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